Crust Variations for Cheesecake

GRAHAM CRACKER:
30 graham cracker crumbs, finely chopped
3 Tbsp sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted


CHOCOLATE CRUMB:
1 1/2 cup chocolate wafer cookies, finely ground (24 cookies)
3 Tbsp sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine


GINGERSNAP:
1 1/2 cup Round gingersnaps, finely ground (30 cookies)
3 Tbsp sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine


NUT CRUST:
3 oz pecans, almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, toasted, and finely ground
3/4 cup plain or chocolate graham crackers, finely ground
3 Tbsp sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted


In bowl combine all ingredients except butter. Stir in butter until
well blended. For nut crusts, press crust in pan and bake in oven
preheated to 325 F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let
cool completely before filling with cheesecake batter.

Cookie "Pat" Pie Crust
This is really good with chiffon & whipped cream type fillings as well as
strawberry filling with a glaze. You can also heat a can of peach, apple or
cherry pie filling & thicken it with tapioca or cornstarch, when cool, pour
into cookie crust.
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup margarine-softened
1/4 cup finely chopped pecan
1/4 cup powdered sugar
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With hands, mix all ingredients to form a soft dough.
Press firmly & evenly into bottom & sides (not on rim) of 9 inch pie pan.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes in preheated 400 oven. Watch carefully so it doesn't
get browned.
Cool before filling with your favorite fluffy or unbaked filling.

Oreo Cookie Crust


2 c. crushed Oreo cookies

1/2 c. melted butter
Mix well and press into pie pan. Chill

Shredded Wheat Crust
'....This crust is an alternate to a graham cracker crust...I got this out
of a low-fat cookbook and thought it was so interesting. I am going to try
if if I can think of anything to put in it!
2-1/4 oz shredded wheat, crushed
2 Tbsp margarine, melted
1/4 tsp grated orange or lemon peel
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
sweetener or sugar, if desired
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Heat oven to 350
Mix all ingredients till crumbs are moistened
Press crumbs onto the bottom and sides of pie plate forming a crust
Bake 8 minutes

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